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Icon   Nykc I thought what i'd do is i'd pretend I was one of those deaf-mutes.

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  1. In Topic: Work Life Balance and Career Changes

    Posted 4 Sep 2014

    Xclite I think you hit the nail on the head, although I still don't agree with a 4 hour interview. I don't need to talk to every employee in the company, or worse a panel at the same time to determine if I am a good fit for the company. Maybe I am just being picky, scared of failure, the fact I hate interacting with people regularly.

    I kind of did this to myself, because I "strayed" and ate the forbidden fruit. My current employer did not want me to look around without going through them first, however I am being presented opportunities with better compensation. It is hard to resist the money, but at what cost? What are the trade-offs.

    When I rejected the final interview, this was the second recruiter to up their sales pitch. I suggested an extra $6k, bitched about the interview and the tech stack - and yet he still said think about it. So for that reason, I will go to the interview. If this turns into a cool kids club and they want a bunch of answers for homework help like I have seen in the past, that 4 hour interview will turn into a 30 minute interview real fast because I will leave.
  2. In Topic: Work Life Balance and Career Changes

    Posted 4 Sep 2014


    Heh.. sounds like this guy out in Jersey that thinks I should pull up stakes for six month contract job.

    The recruiters that want you to relocate with no assistance and for short term contracts are great!! I know a few guys that play this game, they will go from city to city and work short term gigs.

    So there is this app idea I am kicking around, maybe someone will build it quicker than I can - basically a rate-a-recruiter app. Good and bad, because there are some great bait and switch recruiters out there.


    "This great opportunity will pay up to $175,000."

    Really? Sign me up shoot! Then when you talk to them, well we are willing to offer you $80,000.


    I hear ya.. I've been on the recruiter speed dials again (it must be that every seven months alarm they have set).. some shit jobs I turned down.. a few that were okay, but not in the industry I care to deal with, and one that just told me to talk to my boss for more money.

    You know what surprises me the most? Third quarter and this many companies are out trying to fill roles.
  3. In Topic: Full Stack Engineer

    Posted 4 Sep 2014

    I am often considered a full stack developer as my strong set is front-end development (HTML/CSS/Javascript), however I am also familiar with PHP/MySQL, Perl, Ruby and other server side languages. I hate the term, it usually means they want a person who will do it all.

    I prefer the term Software Engineer.
  4. In Topic: anime afternoons

    Posted 20 Feb 2014

    View PostDarenR, on 13 February 2014 - 12:36 PM, said:

    View Postdepricated, on 13 February 2014 - 12:32 PM, said:

    Well, that just killed any desire I might have had to watch Bleach

    the series as a whole is really really good and i recommend it-- it is just the way they stop that sucks

    Yes - it did indeed, much to be desired after that last show. I didn't really care for the Fullbringer arc, but from what I heard that final arc in the Manga series really makes me want to see it pan out in the television series.
  5. In Topic: anime afternoons

    Posted 13 Feb 2014

    We (My son and I) have been enjoying Attack on Titan and Naruto (old I know - but need a bleach substitute) Also I find GoLion to be more entertaining than Voltron for some reason.

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Member Title:
Gentleman of Leisure
37 years old
May 23, 1977
Columbus, Ohio
Gaming, Programming, Web Development, Reading, Movies and Sports.
Full Name:
Derek Ackley
Years Programming:
Programming Languages:
HTML/CSS/JQuery, Ruby, PHP, Python, Perl, C++, Shell Scripting

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Website URL  http://www.nykcstudios.com
ICQ  484078987
Yahoo  nykc1977


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    inder1757 Icon

    18 Dec 2011 - 23:25
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    no2pencil Icon

    21 Jun 2011 - 09:01
    I'd probably watch.
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    Nykc Icon

    16 Jun 2011 - 13:21
    I'd probably do'er
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    no2pencil Icon

    16 Jun 2011 - 12:06
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    Nykc Icon

    05 Jun 2011 - 15:38
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    RetardedGenius Icon

    27 May 2011 - 10:23
    Thanks for disproving my point Nykc! ;)
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    Nykc Icon

    25 May 2011 - 06:06
    Thank you Macjohn and Aphex19
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    Macjohn Icon

    23 May 2011 - 07:36
    Happy birthday!
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    Aphex19 Icon

    23 May 2011 - 04:42
    Happy 34th birthday Nykc', have a great day!
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    Choscura Icon

    01 Jul 2010 - 10:22
    ok, fine, it's not 'nukes' it's technically more like 'nooks'. but thats what I read almost every time I see your name.
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    no2pencil Icon

    08 May 2010 - 21:53
    Get your 'tough shit card' punched. lol
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    no2pencil Icon

    02 Mar 2010 - 19:50
    I just watched Ghost In the Shell 2 last night. Ironic.
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    no2pencil Icon

    13 Feb 2010 - 21:22
    The Next HOPE, July 16-18, 2010
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